Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Pranks are fun and can be a fun way to add some spice to your lab but how can you implement them without getting caught and hurting the science.

Whether you're acting like you didnt bring the compound to the spectra lab, when your in a group or something more complicated like what ive got for you today, its always interesting to see what happens.

This prank was executed by simply setting it on a lab member's desk, I followed up by asking "how weird was the Tungsten reaction?" He answered with "yes it was somewhat hard to follow the mechanism though." (hes not an organo-metallic guy)

Well now ive got a lab partner that thinks hes a pro at terminal alkane coupling... Id say it worked out well. Voice any lab pranks youve done in the comments!!!!


  1. hi, your blog is nice and very useful.

  2. Thank you very much! I'm hoping that come May, I'll get back into reviewing alot of papers again.
    Best Wishes,